Super 8 is the highly anticipated, though not highly hyped, science fiction thriller from the acclaimed filmmaker (who I am personally dubbing the new Steven Spielberg) JJ Abrams and produced by the old Steven Spielberg (who also happens to be the actual Steven Spielberg). As the follow-up to Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise, Super 8 had some fairly large shoes to fill (size 12 at least), and it fills them quite nicely. The best thing Abrams does to follow-up his Star Trek film is to go the exact opposite direction. Super 8 is the antithesis of what we've come to expect in a summer film. If you were to take the X-Files, the Stephen King coming-of-age story which was the basis for the film Stand by Me and throw in just a pinch of the Spielberg classic ET and mix it all together, well, you would pretty much have Super 8.